A local resident has set up a fund and a website to help raise funds and awareness about animal cruelty after a University of Mississippi student’s dog, Harrison, was shot in front of this home a month ago. Harrison died but his owner, Sarah Carey has $16,000 in vet bills to pay off. (November 23, 2011, Page 2A)
Jerry N. Boone writes to thank the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for paying off debt with money from the sale of the hospital and to urge city leaders to follow their lead, while Gene Saucier writes to complement Jim Shollenberger for his objective and thoughtful letters to the editor. (October 21, 2011, Page 4A)
OXFORD TOWN – A new film by local Jim Shollenberger will begin shooting in Oxford and the surrounding area this month. The film,“Bent Prism,” is a three-story anthology dealing with the pain of relationships. Turn to Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and check out Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington’s early coverage of the L-O-U community’s next film endeavor. Actress Haley Strode (pictured) will be in town filming one of the stories in the new film, “The Hardest Thing.” (June 16, 2011, Page 11)
The end of the school year brings numerous retirements. This year, two couples, take their final bow together.
The Shollenbergers retire after more than 30 years of teaching drama. Leah Shollenberger retires at the end of this month from Lafayette High School and her husband Jim Shollenberger retired from the University of Mississippi.
The McClungs will retire after seven years from Lafayette School District and more than 35 years as educators. Ben McClung serves as assistant superintendent and ends his career as the last assistant superintendent. Due to budget cuts, his position will not be replaced. (May 14, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)